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IBM Watson to make breast cancer treatment recommendations

Lessons learnt may be applied by other oncologists in future


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Novartis and IBM Watson will create a cognitive platform for breast cancer.

Will use real-world data to better predict treatment effects on patients.

Watson can reduce time required to screen patients for clinical trials by 78%.

Previous study showed >90% concordance rate with human treatment recommendations.

Lower for some cancers, particularly when guidelines different to where Watson was trained.

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Bruno Strigini

Chairman of The Board at OWKIN

IBM Watson

AI platform for professionals.


Global medicines company for developing and producing drugs.

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AI in Healthcare, Cancer